Monday 25 September 2017

Bust ban as fashion turns to a cover-up

Boobs are banished. Or so a fashion magazine says. That's all very well but we don't have much choice in this matter

Wide-eyed: Emily Ratajkowski in the Julien Macdonald gown that plunged beyond her navel
Wide-eyed: Emily Ratajkowski in the Julien Macdonald gown that plunged beyond her navel
Sophie Donaldson

Sophie Donaldson

The glitzy December issue of Vogue hit the shelves last week - and with it came the bombshell proclamation that cleavage is kaput.

Yes, that's right. Boobs are banished. Decolletage is dead. The bust is bust. In an article titled 'Desperately Seeking Cleavage', writer Kathleen Baird-Murray charts the demise of what was the physical manifestation of female allure.

Vogue is hardly a champion of fatty deposits on the female form and big boobs don't often feature on its pages. But Baird-Murray is looking past the confines of the magazine and what it deems "in vogue" to what the rest of us are doing, or more importantly, wearing.

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